AIPAC Conference Speaker List: Where’s the Bipartisanship?

by Eli Clifton The American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference is a Washington DC ritual in which the group celebrates its bipartisan bona fides with Republican and Democratic members of Congress making speaking appearances. And that’s where AIPAC’s strength… Continue Reading  

Everything the Neocons Said about Sailorgate Is Wrong

by Ali Gharib You knew, when Iran detained 10 American sailors in its territorial waters just before President Obama delivered his State of the Union, that the reaction from the right was going to be ugly. But I must confess… Continue Reading  

No, Neocons, America Is Not “Tilting toward Iran”

by Derek Davison Jim Lobe has already noted the swarm of neocons rushing to defend Saudi Arabia in the latest escalation of its ongoing rivalry with Iran, and Eli Clifton has explained how big money has bought a certain fealty… Continue Reading  

AIPAC’s Democrat Problems Go Beyond Obama

by Ali Gharib Last week, journalists Josh Rogin and Eli Lake published a piece at Bloomberg Businessweek explaining how the influential pro-Israel lobby AIPAC came to be defeated in the biggest fight in a generation. The story holds important truths.… Continue Reading  

Bad Intelligence Leading Us to War Again?

by Robert Kelley On August 6, Jeb Bush did us the tremendous favor of reminding us of the bad intelligence that led us into a strategic disaster in Iraq that has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands—nearly 5,000… Continue Reading